A Hidden Star

October 24, 2021 | 1:45pm

Director: Mary Elizabeth Gentle Alia Tarraf
Runtime: 89 Minutes
Documentary Features
HER Series
Mental Wellness - Changemaker
MN Connected

Mary Beth was paralyzed under a tidal wave of grief and depression after the untimely death of her best friend, Allison. But when Mary Beth and another close friend, Alia, discover Allison’s very real, yet heartbreaking, diary footage of her breast cancer journey, it leads them, with 25 of Allison’s devoted friends, to Ireland to scatter her ashes at the Cliffs of Moher. Upon returning home, they realize their grief had not subsided, not one bit. Together, Mary Beth and Alia embark on an odyssey back to Ireland with a death midwife/psychologist, Dr. Staci, and unwittingly begin unraveling answers to the complexities of their sorrow to find a sense of hope.

This screening includes a short Q&A.

This documentary is available in person and also online during the festival.